Leeu Passant

Cabernet Sauvignon 'Stellenbosch'

Cabernet Sauvignon 'Stellenbosch', Leeu Passant

Cabernet Sauvignon 'Stellenbosch', Leeu Passant
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grown on some of Stellenbosch’s coolest sites: One parcel of 40-year-old dry farmed bush vine Cabernet Sauvignon is planted in deep alluvial soils of Firgrove, two parcels are planted on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain and another one in the deep decomposed Granite soils of the Polkadraai Hills
  • Hand harvested and destemmed to tanks with only minimal SO2 added
  • After about 4 days the indigenous yeast fermentation began, and the wine was pigeaged or pumped-over twice a day during this period, not exceeding 28ºC
  • Fermentation lasted 10-18 days, followed by 3 weeks extended maceration, after which the wine was drained and pressed to barrels
  • Matured for 20 in 500L French oak barrels of which 30% were new
 

Info

Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Western Cape
Appellation:
Stellenbosch
Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Sizes Available

Full Bottle ZA-MLP-03-19 6/750ml

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate
Score
90
Date
2022-06-09
Vinous Media
Score
90
Date
2021-12-01

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